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january 2010

  • Joey Coulter adds sponsor for select TV events: Coulter Motorsports officials announced on Thursday a new multi-year sponsorship with Rip It Energy Fuel starting in the new 2010 ARCA Racing Series. The multi-year partnership between Rip It Energy Fuel, Joey Coulter and Coulter Motorsports will take stage together for the first time beginning with the ARCA season opener on February 6, 2010 at Daytona.  Rip It Energy Fuel's fresh new design will adorn the car as a primary sponsor in other select TV races in 2010. In addition to the primary sponsorship, Rip It Energy Fuel will also be a major associate sponsor on the car for the remaining ARCA races. (Coulter Motorsports PR) (01-29-10)
  • Mikey Kile finds Daytona sponsorship: Venturini Motorsports is proud to announce TAG Heuer Eyewear as the primary sponsors for Mikey and the number 25 Venturini Motorsports Toyota for the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona International Speedway. (Venturini Motorsports PR) (01-29-10)
  • Sheltra Motorsports names new crew chief; moves to Mooresville:  Sheltra Motorsports officially announced today the completion of the team’s move to Mooresville, North Carolina from Whitesville, Kentucky. [Sheltra Motorsports] also announced several organization changes for the impending season including the addition of a new Crew Chief and several key team members. Jon Wolfe will call the shots for Patrick Sheltra in 2010. Wolfe takes the reins after a stint last year with Eddie Sharp Racing. (Sheltra Motorsports PR) (01-26-10)
  • Scott Stenzel aligning with Jeff Spraker Racing for Daytona:  Scott Stenzel has aligned with Jeff Spraker Racing to compete at Daytona with sponsorship from "Yellow Stripes: Making the Driver."  Jeff Spraker will crew chief Stenzel's car that was purchased from the Wood Brothers. It will be powered by a Roush/Yates engine. ( (01-26-10)
  • Hal Martin attempting Daytona with Mark Gibson Racing:  Hal Martin will make his Daytona debut in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 on Saturday, February 6. The Galliano, Louisiana, native has teamed up with veteran ARCA Racing Series car owner and driver Mark Gibson to drive the No. 17 Dodge Charger in ARCA's season-opening race. ( (01-25-10)
  • Nelson Piquet competing at Daytona with Eddie Sharp Racing UPDATE:  Nelson Piquet posted a message on Twitter that his ARCA team is working on a seat for him. The message also contained a picture from Eddie Sharp Racing's shop. (Twitter) (01-21-10)
    UPDATE: [Nelson Piquet Jr] will drive the #6 Toyota Camry in the ARCA RE/MAX Series for series champion Eddie Sharp Racing at Daytona. ( (01-25-10)
  • John Wes Townley to drive for Venturini at Daytona:  Venturini Motorsports will be fielding cars for Mark Thompson, John Wes Townley, [Mikey Kile, Steve Arpin, and Alli Owens] in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200. Venturini Motorsports makes groundbreaking news in the ARCA Series with their Daytona Drive for Five effort. Not only is this the most cars that Venturini Motorsports has fielded for a single ARCA race, but Venturini Motorsports also makes history in the ARCA record books as being the first team to ever field this many drivers. (Venturini Motorsports PR) (01-23-10)
  • Milka Duno driving for Braun at Daytona:  Milka Duno will make her stock car debut next month at Daytona. The Venezuelan is set to drive the #90 Toyota Camry for Braun Racing, following a successful first test with the outfit at the same track in December. Duno had told AUTOSPORT last month that a deal was dependent on sponsorship money, but an agreement has finally been struck for the female racer to compete at Daytona. ( (01-21-10)
  • Jennifer Jo Cobb attempting Daytona with Bowsher/Ray Mooi Racing:  Jennifer Jo Cobb has officially announced her return to Daytona to attempt to qualify for the ARCA Racing Series, Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 through a partnership with Bowsher Racing and Ray Mooi Racing. Cobb is currently seeking sponsorship for the #21 Chevrolet. The team attended the Daytona test in December. (Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing PR) (01-19-10)
  • Andy Belmont, ModSpace donating proceeds to charity:  Nick Igdalsky, car owner Andy Belmont and sponsor ModSpace announced at the Eastern Motorsports Press Association Convention this weekend that all proceeds won by the No. 1 Andy Belmont Racing Ford team in 2010 will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. "We have worked extensively with the Red Cross in the past, especially as it pertains to the Disaster Relief Fund, and they are an organization we firmly support and stand behind," said Charles Paquin, President and Chief Executive Officer of ModSpace. "We are thrilled to continue our work with the Red Cross and hope to see these funds make a major impact this year." (Andy Belmont Racing PR) (01-19-10)
  • Leilani Münter finds sponsorship for Daytona:  GREENandSAVE, a leader in green living and energy efficiency, is proud to announce their sponsorship of Leilani Münter and Mark Gibson Racing at Daytona on February 6, 2010.  Leilani will make her debut in the ARCA Series behind the wheel of the #59 Mark Gibson Racing Dodge. GREENandSAVE and Leilani’s partnership will continue throughout the 2010 racing season and beyond. (Leilani Münter Racing PR) (01-17-10)
  • Universe Racing to debut at Pocono:  Universe Racing, a new part-time ARCA team, is slated to make its first start at Pocono International Raceway with Steve Fox behind the controls.  In addition to races at Pocono, there’s a possibility that the team will compete in other events if they can secure sponsorship. “I’ve competed in a couple of ARCA RE/MAX Series events in the past and they are the best. From the other competitors to the ARCA officials to everyone involved, top notch professionals all the way”, noted Fox. (Universe Racing PR) (01-15-10)
  • Transnet Racing seeking funded driver:  Transnet Racing is seeking a funded driver for the 2010 ARCA Racing Series season.  Mike Garvey has joined the team as crew chief, while Alex Garcia takes a management role. (01-12-10)
  • Jerick Johnson to compete in 10 races in 2010:  Jerick Johnson will drive the No. 76 American Legion Dodge in 10 ARCA events this season starting at the season opener at Daytona. (01-05-10)
  • Hixson Motorsports planning to use multiple drivers in 2010 OFFICIAL:  Hixson Motorsports plans on using several drivers for the 2010 season.  Frank Wilson Jr. is scheduled to run Daytona and three other races in the No. 23, while Ron Cox will run 5-8 races including dirt and short tracks.  Two or three other drivers will likely fill out the rest of the schedule in the No. 23 if a funded driver for the full season is not found.  The No. 28 will see several drivers as well. (12-21-09)
    OFFICIAL: Frank Wilson has teamed up with Wayne Hixson for the upcoming Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona. Wilson will pilot the #23 Hixson Motorsports Chevrolet as he fulfills a lifelong dream to race at the "World Center of Racing." "I've been racing since I was 14 years old," Wilson said at the recent ARCA Daytona Open Test. "It's always been my dream to race at Daytona. Last fall at Salem Speedway, I was there with my truck team on the backstretch, and the ARCA Cars were qualifying. I found myself talking to Wayne Hixson as he was waiting for the 23 car to qualify. I asked him what it would take to run Daytona and one thing just led to another, so here I am. I couldn't be more excited. We are not quite ready to announce our sponsor package for Daytona, but that will all be finalized in the next two to three weeks."  The 2010 season will see a rotation of drivers in the #23. Frank Wilson Jr. will take the wheel at Daytona, and is tentatively scheduled to run Texas, Talladega, and Michigan. Veteran Ron Cox will climb into the cockpit for several races, most notably the Springfield and DuQuoin mile dirts later in the season. Look for Cox to run several short track events in 2010, and he is very eager to make a return trip to Mansfield. Jeremy Petty, who drove the #23 in 2009, could also see action in a handful of races. Charlotte, North Carolina's Jeff Buice is currently scheduled to run both road course events. (Hixson Motorsports PR) (01-05-10)
  • Craig Goess Jr returning with Eddie Sharp Racing full time:  Craig Goess Jr. will be returning to the No. 81 Greenville Toyota of NC fielded by Eddie Sharp Racing and running fulltime in 2010.  "We're excited to have Craig back for another season," said Sharp. "He's a great, talented young man and the first driver to start a domino effect for ESR to build upon last season's championship run and compete for a championship in the 2010 season." "I hope to get some wins under my belt in ARCA this year and look forward to working with ESR again," said Goess. "They're a great organization to race for and hopefully we can build momentum from last year into 2010." (Activ8 Communications) (01-04-10)